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Tesla shows what Autopilot cameras see and manage (video)

Tesla’s Autopilot system is one of the leading-edge systems currently on the automotive market. Although it is not without its problems, it is constantly under improvement, and after announcing that all future Tesla’s will be equipped with the hardware that makes self-driving possible, development is sure to continue accelerating.

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Here is a video that show’s how the system identifies objects, categorises them and processes that information to negotiate a path forwards.

The video is split into four sections. The main camera is of the driver sitting in the car, not touching the wheel as it finds its own way through a dense metropolitan area with every obstacle imaginable. Along the side are left rearward vehicle camera, medium range and right rearward camera all showing the colour-coded objects and how the car reacts to them.

The car handles most situations with ease, but seems a bit hesitant when it encounters some roadside hikers. As the system is constantly improving thanks to over-the-air (OTA) updates and data logging, issues like this are sure to be ironed out as the industry heads at high speed into full autonomy.

Check out the video below to see the world through the eyes of an Autopilot-equipped Tesla Model X SUV.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.